Walnut Crusted Tofu

Walnut Crusted Tofu

Ingredients:

1 16 oz. block of extra firm tofu--sliced and pressed (see this post for pressing 101)

1 tablespoon whole grain mustard

1 teaspoon Sriracha

1 teaspoon Tamari (or soy sauce)

2 tablespoons orange juice

1/2 cup walnuts

2 tablespoons unsweetened flaked coconut

1/4 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 cup flour

salt

pepper

olive oil (for sautéing)

Method:

*Whisk mustard, Sriracha, orange juice, and Tamari. Add to shallow dish/pie plate. Set aside.

*Add flour, zest, coconut, walnuts, salt and pepper to food processor. Pulse until walnuts-flour mixture resembles a meal. Add to large plate or dish. Set aside.

*Heat olive oil in sauté pan over medium high heat.

*Brush mustard mixture onto both sides of each tofu slice. Dredge in flour-walnuts mixture. Shake off excess flour mixture. Add to sauté pan. Saute ~3 minutes or until golden brown. Flip. Saute another 2-3 minutes. Repeat with all tofu slices.

*Serve with remaining mustard mixture as dipping sauce. Enjoy!

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